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  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology and Oncology) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant, Pediatric
    • Oncology (Cancer), Pediatric
    • AML, childhood and adolescent/young adult
    Research Interest

    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Phase I drug studies for refractory and relapsed leukemia; genomic studies, biologic risk-stratification and treatment of acute myeloid leukemia; prediction or induction response and risk of relapse using phosphoproteomics in childhood AML; novel MRD techniques in childhood ALL.

  • Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) at the Stanford University School of Medicine
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Gastroenterology
    • Gastrointestinal cancer prevention and risk management
    • Gastrointestinal cancer genetics
    Research Interest

    Gastrointestinal cancer prevention and risk management. Risk stratification. Cost-effectiveness analysis. Health services research.

  • Professor of Statistics and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Research interests include clinical trial design, cancer biostatistics, survival analysis, adaptation and sequential experimentation, change-point detection and segmentation, stochastic optimization, time series and inference on stochastic processes, hidden Markov models and genomic applications.

  • Professor of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Blood and Marrow Transplant
    • Hematology
    • Blood and Marrow Transplantation
    Research Interest

    haploidentical transplantation, follicular lymphoma, adoptive immunotherapy,supportive care

  • Professor of Health Research and Policy (Biostatistics) and, by courtesy, of Statistics
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Biostatistics, clinical trials, longitudinal studies, casual inference from observational studies, genetic tissue banking, informed consent. Trial designs for dynamic (adaptive) treatment regimes, psychiatric research, cancer.

  • Associate Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Statistician and biomathematician. I develop and implement models and methods for complex data in the medical sciences. I am also interested in the interplay between fundamental statistical properties (e.g. variability, bias, significance, replication) and how scientists actually use and interpret data. Much of my work is in statistical genetics: including the Plaid biclustering model for gene expression; twin, association, and family studies; and large-scale multiple testing and estimation.

  • Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Radiation Oncology
    • Lung Cancer - Radiation Oncology
    Research Interest

    My laboratory research interest focuses on the identification of biomarkers for prognosis in patients with head & neck or lung cancers. I am also conducting a number of clinical trials specifically in patients with head & neck cancers.

  • Assistant Professor of Urology at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Urology
    Research Interest

    Our research aims to improve the global quality of care for patients with Urologic cancer with a particular focus on kidney cancer. We are evaluating the comparative effectiveness of various kidney cancer surgeries and their impact on chronic kidney disease and its downstream effects. We are investigating nano-proteomic and novel assays to diagnose kidney cancer and predict response to therapy. We are applying epidemiology, bioinformatics, and health services methods to urologic conditions.

  • Maureen Lyles D'Ambrogio Professor in the School of Medicine
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Hematology
    • Hematology
    Research Interest

    Our long term interest is to have a better understanding of the natural antithrombotic pathways and the pathophysiology of vascular thrombosis. We have focused on thrombin, the key enzyme in the blood clotting cascade.Our goal is to develop new antithrombotic agents and devise new diagnostic tests for vascular thrombotic disorders.

  • Professor of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford/Nuclear Medicine) and, by courtesy, of Physics, of Electrical Engineering and of Bioengineering
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Molecular Imaging Instrumentation
    Laboratory

    Our research interests involve the development of novel instrumentation and software algorithms for in vivo imaging of cellular and molecular signatures of disease in humans and small laboratory animal subjects.

  • Robert K. and Helen K. Summy Professor in the School of Medicine
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Lymphoma
    • Lymphoma
    • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    Research Interest

    Clinical Interests: lymphoma. Research Interests: Immunology and molecular biology of lymphoid malignancy; molecular vaccines for cancer.

  • Professor (Research) of Medicine (Oncology)
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Our research focuses on the mechanism of action of tetraspanins, an evolutionary conserved, widely expressed multi-gene family. We study a prototype, CD81, a molecule implicated in the pathogenesis of two major human diseases: hepatitis C virus (HCV) and malaria.

  • Professor of Pediatrics (Immunology) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Pediatric Infectious Disease
    • Primary Immunodeficiency
    Research Interest

    My laboratory has two major research interests. First, to define cellular and molecular mechanisms that limit T cell responses to vaccines and pathogens during normal early postnatal development and in cases of inherited genetic immunodeficiencies. Second, to determine how these limitations in immunity can be overcome by using novel approaches for vaccine adjuvants, with a particular focus on anti-viral vaccines.

  • Assistant Professor of Genetics
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    RNA editing: identification, regulation, and function

  • Assistant Professor (Research) of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Physics)
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    My current research is mainly focused on 3 areas: 1) quantitative imaging biomarkers for prognosis and early prediction of response to cancer therapy; 2) MRI-based radiation therapy treatment planning; and 3), image guided and adaptive radiation therapy.

  • Associate Professor of Urology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Urology
    • Urologic Neoplasms
    • Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive
    Research Interest

    My laboratory is engaged in translational research to develop new in vitro and in vivo diagnostic tools for diseases of the urinary tract based on micro- and nanotechnology. We are developing an integrated biosensor platform optimized for point-of-care urinary diagnostics, particularly for urinary tract infections and bladder cancer. We are also developing in vivo imaging tools for applications in image-guided surgery.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology) and, by courtesy, of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Hematology
    • Hematology  > Leukemia - Acute and Chronic
    • Multiple Myeloma
    Research Interest

    1) Design of phase I/II trials for the treatment of Multiple Myeloma and Amyloidosis

    2) Conduct of clinical trials to improve the treatment of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

    3) Outcomes research using clinical databases for patients with Multiple Myeloma and Amyloidosis

    4) Characterization of the molecular mechanism of MLL-induced acute leukemia

  • Lydia J. Lee Professor in Pediatric Cancer
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant, Pediatric
    • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
    Research Interest

    Hematology/Oncology, treatment of sarcomas of bone and soft tissue, biology of acute lymphoblastic leukemias, treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and Hodgkin's disease.

  • Associate Professor of Bioengineering
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
  • Professor of Pathology, Genetics and, by courtesy, of Biology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Pathology
    • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    Research Interest

    Function and evolution of the Myb oncogene family; function and evolution of E2F transcriptional regulators and RB tumor suppressors; epigenetic regulation of chromatin and chromosomes; cancer genetics.

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology (General Radiology) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Breast Cancer
    • Diagnostic Radiology
    • Breast Imaging
    Research Interest

    Dr. Lipson's research interests include breast density and breast cancer risk assessment; informatics applications in breast imaging; early breast cancer detection and extent of disease evaluation using contrast enhanced mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis, and high resolution breast MRI; and novel blood and imaging biomarkers of breast cancer burden and neoadjuvant treatment response.

  • Professor of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Anatomic/Clinical Pathology
    • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    Research Interest

    Gynecological, breast and gastrointestinal pathology with major emphasis on ovarian cancer and ovarian tumors of low malignant potential. Pathology of familial and hereditary breast-ovarian-GI cancer.

  • Deane P. and Louise Mitchell Professor in the School of Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Materials Science and Engineering
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery, Pediatric
    Research Interest

    We have six main areas of current interest: 1) Cranial Suture Developmental Biology, 2)Distraction Osteogenesis, 3) Cleft Palate and Lip Biology, 4)Keloid and Hypertrophic Scar Biology, 5) Scarless Fetal Wound Healing, 6) Novel Gene and Stem Cell Therapeutic Approaches.

  • Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Radiation Oncology
    • Thoracic Oncology
    Research Interest

    My clinical specialties are radiation treatment of lung and head & neck cancers, and I serve as the Thoracic Radiation Oncology Program Leader.

    My research interests include 4-D multimodality imaging of tumor and organ motion using CT, PET, and MR; novel functional/metabolic imaging of tumor hypoxia, normal tissue inflammation, and lymphatic drainage; high-precision image-guided radiation therapy including 4-D IMRT, dynamic arc therapy, and stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR).

  • Professor (Research) of Medicine (Immunology and Rheumatology), Emerita
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Community based psycoeducational intervention studies of disease self management for people with chronic diseases. arthritis, lung diseases, heart disease AIDs, low back pain and diabetes. Programs and studies in Spanish and English. Interventions are in small groups, mailed or on the Internet.

  • Associate Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Gastroenterology
    • Pancreatic diseases
    • Gastrointestinal Cancers
    Research Interest

    Our laboratory is focused on adenocarcinomas, which account for the majority of human solid tumors that result in death. Active projects include pancreatic, esophageal, colon, and lung adenocarcinomas. We have a particular interest in the regulation of signal transduction with respect to wound healing and cancer development. Active projects not only include cancer pathogenesis, but also the development of new diagnostic assays and drugs.

  • Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medical Disciplines) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Internal Medicine
    Research Interest

    My research in the field of biomedical informatics over the past 30 years has focused on the development of novel uses of information technology and computer science to improve human health. My current interests include the Electronic Health Record (EHR), biomedical knowledge representation, Internet applications in healthcare, clinical data warehouses, clinical data and text mining, academic social networking and the use of information technology to support clinical and translational research.

  • Professor of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Blood and Marrow Transplant
    • Hematology
    • Blood and Marrow Transplantation
    Research Interest

    Dr. Lowsky's research is focused on understanding the role of regulatory T cells in the prevention of GVHD and in promoting immune tolerance following organ transplantation.

  • Associate Professor of Pathology
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Member, Stanford Neurosciences Institute
    Research Interest

    We are interested in understanding how neural stem cells balance their self-renewal and differentiation and how deregulation of this process can result in brain tumor. We are also interested in mechanisms of neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. We are using both Drosophila and mammalian models to address these fundamental questions.

  • Professor of Biology and, by courtesy, of Neurobiology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Member, Stanford Neurosciences Institute
    Research Interest

    We are studying how neural circuits are assembled during development, and how they contribute to sensory perception. We are addressing these questions at different levels from molecular, cellular, circuit to animal behavior. We are primarily using Drosophila as a model organism for our studies. Most recently, we are also developing novel genetic tools in the mouse to extend our studies to the mammalian brain.

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